Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The Final Tribute

Today we attended the Flag Retirement Ceremony for the Boy scouts at Frontier Park. Our son, Cameron, helped retire the first flag. The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning. It was an amazing. The ceremonial burning of the flag is a final tribute. The burning of a Flag should take place at a campfire in a ceremony separate from the Ceremony of Final Tribute. The fire must be sizable (preferably having burnt down to a bed of red hot coals to avoid having bits of the Flag being carried off by a roaring fire), yet be of sufficient intensity to ensure complete burning. I hope you enjoy these photos of such a meaningful tribute to our flag.

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